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Trade finance: is your screening up to scratch? Survey findings from our recent webinar with UK Finance

In June, the fight against nuclear proliferation in rogue states took an interesting turn when China’s Bank of Dandong was blacklisted by the US for ‘facilitating financing’ for companies linked to North Korea’s nuclear programme. This signalled firmly that regulators aren’t only chasing organisations that breach sanctions – those financing the trade will be held equally responsible.
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End of year wrap up – Why “Annus Horribilis” & the Chicago Cubs matter for the financial services sector

Amidst the angst and upheavals in 2016, one event for certain brought huge joy to certain residents of Chicago and its sports fans – the Cubs win the World Series! [1] For those outside Cubs Nation, the win ended a 108 year losing streak in baseball which is perhaps one of the longest on record […]
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The Future of Compliance in Africa: How to satisfy local and regional needs while meeting international standards

The Future of Compliance in Africa was the theme of a roundtable discussion jointly convened by Ernest Honya, President of the Association of Certified Compliance Professionals in Africa (ACCPA), and Hugh Jones, President and CEO of Accuity. 19 people attended from organisations which included commercial banks, GIABA, central banks, FIUs and universities to discuss four […]
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The Future of Compliance in Africa – How the notion of ‘PEP’ in Africa differs from that in the West

Round Table Discussion on the Future of Compliance in Africa Part 2 of 4 – How the notion of ‘PEP’ in Africa differs from that in the West The Future of Compliance in Africa was the theme of a roundtable discussion jointly convened by Ernest Honya, President of the Association of Certified Compliance Professionals in […]
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The Future of Compliance in Africa – How major sanctions lists affect African banks

Round Table Discussion on the Future of Compliance in Africa Part 1 of 4 – How major sanctions lists affect African banks The Future of Compliance in Africa was the theme of a roundtable discussion jointly convened by Ernest Honya, President of the Association of Certified Compliance Professionals in Africa (ACCPA), and Hugh Jones, President […]
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Henry Balani: The Panama Papers – Not everyone is a crook

The current ‘Panama Papers’ #panamapapers revelations promises to provide extensive details around the use and misuse of tax havens by prominent politicians and wealthy individuals around the world (The Power Players) .  We expect they will reveal other criminal activity including dodging AML sanctions and tax evasion.  No doubt legislators around the globe will be demanding […]
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Sanctions and compliance issues in Iran, North Korea, Burma / Myanmar – highlights from an ACAMS discussion

Speakers & Panellists from US Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), US Department of State, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) & Banks converged on March 7th, Monday at Peninsula Hotel in Singapore for a dialogue on sanctions and compliance issues related to Iran, North Korea, Burma/Myanmar and other countries […]
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Iran Sanctions: Challenges and Opportunities

U.S. and European Union sanctions on Iran were finally lifted on Saturday, restoring the country’s access to world markets. So how can banks and businesses which were previously prohibited from dealing with Iranian entities, now take advantage of Iran’s re-entry to the global economy? Henry Balani, Head of Innovation at Accuity, was interviewed at the end of […]
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Hugh Jones: Combining Data and Software for Sanctions Screening Success

Insights on why an integrated Accuity/Fircosoft solution was selected by Standard Chartered Bank.
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ACCPA: Rethinking Compliance in Africa

Compliance is both a global and local phenomenon. All over the world, compliance professionals are constantly seeking local expertise to solve their most challenging problems. The Association of Certified Compliance Professionals in Africa (ACCPA) plans to address these challenges by becoming a repository of ideas, expertise, and knowledge on compliance solutions specifically designed for Africa. In the ACCPA’s latest […]
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